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For your eyes only… My Bond-new plan

Bond. James Bond.
I love those three words.

Everybody, all around the world, knows about James Bond. He’s the good guy who gets the job done. Period.

But every now and then, Bond has to be a little bit bad. He has to get his hands dirty to get the job done. And that’s what makes him great, he can do the job the good way, the easy way, the hard way and the really, really tough way.

In the end, though, you just know that Bond’s going to come out of the chaos smiling. I’ve been watching a lot of Bond recently.

The PSRX engineers are even cleverer than Q, so the supercar’s ready for the best race since Bond tore through the Parisian streets in half a Renault 11. And, no matter how scary my competitors think they are, they’ve got nothing on May Day in a View to a Kill.

Yes, you’re right, Day won that particular battle, but Bond won the war.

Since the disappointment of our home race, M and I have been working on a plan to stop the others taking over the [FIA] World [Rallycross Championship].

As far as I’m concerned, The World is Not Enough anymore. I’m going to get my GoldenEye in and beat The Living Daylights out of the opposition.

I for sure will Never Say Never Again.

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Gloves off
Seriously, I’m taking the gloves off. I understand now that the rules of this game are a little bit different. A nudge here, a tap there is part of the game, so I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking about my game plan and it’s time to toughen up a little bit.

And now is the time to do it! I’m not going to look back in November and regret not doing anything. After being qualified for 18 straight FIA World RX finals, I missed out for the first time in Canada. When the same thing happened on home turf in Norway, we had to take things seriously. No doubt my competitors has changed; they are tougher driving vise than before. Now I’ll have to start defending myself!

I want my third FIA World Championship, I’m desperate for it and I now understand I’m going to have to fight for it. I’m ready for that fight; it’s time to show some teeth.

Being smart
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking Jaws from The Spy Who Loves Me or Moonraker, I’m talking about being smart! And, don’t forget, Bond always brings the best baddies around. May Day came around to his way of thinking and the lovely Sévérine certainly did.

So, there we are. We will take on the rest of the 2015 season with a new mindset. Five races is left of the season; 150 points to battle for. Every single one of them can be crucial. It’s about time to show what I’m made of – and to see what the others can take. It’s Live and Let Die!

We’ve been shaken and stirred into action here.

A real champion needs to be prepared for tougher times and capable of getting back on the right trail. Sports as in life in general is not easy to balance. Usually it’s just a matter of small adjustments.

Remember; You Only Live Twice!